This afternoon, my wife walked into my office to find me wrapped in a towel, headset on, and engrossed in a conversation. Not knowing who was at the other end and careful not to interrupt my conversation, Kathy quietly stepped around the side of my desk and handed me this note:


There is an explanation. Earlier in the day, I went to take a shower. Even before I turned on the water, a flood of ideas came to mind. I leaned out from the shower and started to brainstorm on my white board that I keep for this purpose. Realizing that no one was home (my wife and kids were at VBS) I decided to wrap myself  in a towel and walk back to my desk to quickly map out the rest of my ideas before returning to my shower. I had only one objective - not to lose the ideas in my head before I could write them down.

Well, I finished mapping out my ideas in just a few minutes; but then, one great idea led to another... I was about to leave when the phone rang. Then, it was time for a conference call with a business associate.

Then my wife walked in ...

She's still laughing.

Discussion/Comments (4):

Don´t try this at work unless no one´s home

Reminds me of the greatest line ever from The Simpsons. Homer's dashing from the shower to answer a phone call. He answers the call by saying "You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel".

I do hope you said that to your caller. :)

Posted at 7/30/2005 2:06:49 PM by Sam Harris

Don´t try this at work unless no one´s home

Very funny. Had to post a note about that: { Link }

Posted at 8/2/2005 12:39:43 AM by Oyvind

Towel? How about a swimming pool?

I totally get it. I've been known to work in my underwear, a towel, etc., when no one is around.

My favorite is that at our home in Houston a few years ago, we had a swimming pool, and I frequently took longer phone calls in the pool if the weather was nice. On at least one occasion, I accidentally splashed a little too loud, and the person I was on the phone asked about it. I figured no sense trying to hide it, and I just 'fessed up. Fortunately, they found it quite humorous and didn't take offense.

Posted at 5/25/2009 10:31:07 PM by Scott Allen

re: Towel? How about a swimming pool?

I suppose telling them you were in your pool is more elegant than saying you were in the bathtub!

Posted at 5/25/2009 10:33:32 PM by Eric Mack

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